Pilot Studies

Primary Care of Tomorrow

This pre study was a Vinnova financed project, in a partnership between four big participants: the county councils of Västerbotten and Stockholm, Philips HTS and Roche. Our role was to coordinate all processes from start to finish.

The pre-study was founded to explore the prerequisites of establishing an innovative and patient centric of delivering tomorrow´s primary care with new cutting edge solutions.

The project was conducted by a set of work packages to ensure a precise and extensive analysis of the current needs, solutions and barriers. The activities within the work packages included research, literature reviews, interviews with patients and staff within the county councils, workshops and qualitative analysis. The partership´s consultants conducted the expertise work and OC coordinated all the work packages and partnership organization.

Summary of the result of the pilot study

The parties have established a mutual understanding for each other’s ecosystems. The key needs within primary care have been identified and a road map has been developed for innovative solutions and technology that can improve the contact, communication and way of working. The parties have also explored, tested and developed a) applicable models for collaborative innovation processes within the county councils  b) the key principles for an economical model that defines the potential value created in partnerships and how that can be shared.

The following conclusions have been made: 1) Partnership structures are the future for developing the healthcare system 2) The county councils need a structured and scalable model for how to innovate in partnership 3) Today’s reimbursement system is not compatible with the development and implementation of innovations in partnership.

The identified challenges in this project are in line with national findings (e.g. Effektiv vård (SOU 2016:2). At the same time the project has explored new grounds and opens up to new solutions that can optimize the outcomes in the healthcare sector.

The cross-functional constellation of the different parties in this project has enabled a multifaceted approach both when it comes to analysis and the development of potential solutions. The foundation in this constellation has been trust and transparency.



Co-creating the application (October-November 2015) and the finishing report (May 2016). Coordinating the implementation of the pilot study (Jan-May 2016).


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